Short Film/Music Video

A frame from the video

Client: Self – Rosie and The Thorns
Project: Music Video
Role: Producer, Editor

GET SWEET selected for screening at New York Surf Film Festival 2010 and Byron Bay Film Festival 2011

Music Video made from original late 1970’s super-8 surf/skate footage for my band Rosie and The Thorns.

In the late seventies Andrew Seymour and Murray Ingersole used an 8mm camera to film their friends (including my husband Mark) surfing, skateboarding and just goofing around. They made two 30 minute films, Little Tuesday and Surfarosso Antiko, and presented an entire show including cinema advertising by ‘Val Lander’ for such items as Murray’s Durries (fictional) and Rock Pool surfboards. They cued the soundtrack live from a record player, with epic tunes from bands like The Doors and Fleetwood Mac. The live production was recorded onto VHS and resurfaced recently to be transferred to DVD for family and friends. The footage captures the lifestyle of the late seventies in Australia so well that I couldn’t resist using it for a video clip. Having the cover of a Beach Boys song on the album made it the obvious choice…

Watch the video clip:

Video edit

Client: Self
Project: Tamworth Festival Video Diary
Role: Producer, Director, Digital Video Editing

A light-hearted look at my trip to Tamworth in 2008 as a Toyota Star Maker Finalist. This video has over 15,000 views on YouTube so far!

It was an A-M-A-Z-I-N-G time and really made me feel like I had found a musical home. While I’m not a mainstream country artist, the Country music sensibilities of honesty, story and melody resonate with my songwriting – and we found a whole new audience!

Short Film

Client: Verandah Post Films – Community film group
Project: Outside the Square
Role: Co-Producer, First Assistant Director, Digital Video Editing, Titles

This was my first project with VPF. One day shoot on Betacam, transferred to miniDV for editing. Completed for as a DVD with behind-the-scenes photos for sale in Bowraville Theatre

Awards: Most Popular Local Film at the 2003 Cool Bananas Film Festival
Screenings: Bowraville Theatre, Cool Bananas Film Festival, Aurora Television

Director: Jacquelin Melilli
Screenplay: Carrolline Rhodes
Producers: Rosie Sutherland & Lisa Milner
Director of Photography: Alan Samuels

Cast: Julie Fuad, Brian Fitzsimmons, Joanne Phythian, Chris Gooley, Frederick Millard, Jacquelin Melilli, Mark Bergin, Nathan Gooley

Duration: 8min 45sec
Shooting Guage: BetacamSP
Screening Format: DVD or miniDV

The Story:
It’s Council Cleanup Day. Mum Smith puts her ancient, but much-loved lounge out for collection.
What she isn’t expecting is the ingenuity of the browsers…


The Crew of Outside the Square
The Crew of Outside the Square (me bottom left)